Audio Recordings Buffalo Song

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Boehmer, William J.
Bowlegs, Billy
Bowlegs, Billy, 1808
Cornwall, Robert
Corse, Carita Doggett
Johns, Barfield
Josh, John
Osceola, Richard
Osceola, Robert
Tiger, Naha
Dates 1940
Location Florida
Seminole Indian Reservation
United States
Language Creek
Subjects ['Ethnography', 'Music', 'seminole Indian Songs', 'Green Corn Dance Songs']
[Cow Creek Settlement]
Dance Music
Field Recordings
Glades County, Florida
Green Corn Dance Songs
Instrumental Music
Seminole Indian Reservation
Seminole Indian Songs
Seminole Indians
Vocals with Seed Rattle and Drum
Buffalo Song
Contributor Names
Osceola, Richard (performer)
Osceola, Robert (performer)
Tiger, Naha (performer)
Josh, John (performer)
Johns, Barfield (performer)
Bowlegs, Billy, 1808?-1863 or 4 (performer)
Corse, Carita Doggett, 1892- (collector)
Cornwall, Robert (collector)
Created / Published
Seminole Indian Reservation, Florida, 1940-07-25.
Subject Headings
-  Seminole Indians
-  Dance music
-  Seminole Indians -- Music
-  United States -- Florida -- Seminole Indian Reservation -- place of recording
Field recordings
Instrumental music
-  The Buffalo Song from the Green Corn Dance.
-  The Green Corn Dance is a spiritual ritual of purification and thanksgiving held each spring. In this instance, the song was performed with the purpose of being recorded, not as part of the ceremony itself.
-  The sound quality of this recording is poor.
-  Performance Note: "Buffalo Song" (vocals with seed rattle and drum) performed by Richard Osceola, Robert Osceola, Naha Tiger, John Josh, Barfield Johns, and Billy Bowlegs at Cow Creek settlement, Seminole Indian Reservation, Florida, on July 25, 1940.
sound recording
sound disc
1 sound disc (3 minutes, 8 seconds) : analog ; 12 in.
AFC 1940/011: AFS 03893 B02 DLC-AFC American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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